A phone call from a stranger; abandoned household items; an old newspaper cutting that reveals an unfulfilled wish - Ming tries to cope with life after her mother’s death but realizes that the past constantly echoes and that grieving knows no bounds.
Autobiographical and based on real life events, Linger touches on the theme of loss, grief and self-salvation. It depicts the process of grieving that a daughter and her father have to go through in the event of a sudden loss. As both characters grieve in their own ways, they are forced to face their regrets and eventually, each other.
Interested with themes on how the past interplays with the present, Beeli directed her first short documentary, Sin Hup Yick (2002) about an old Chinatown hair salon. Sin Hup Yick was awarded honorable mention at the 11th International Etiuda Film Festival in Poland and also won the Singapore 4As Students Creative Awards Gold Prize for Best Film.
Beeli’s fiction short “Twenty Four Seven” (2004) won Best of Show for the Southwest District and also Best Technical Award at the 2005 Canon DV Festival. She recently graduated from RMIT University (Australia) with a Master in Creative Media.
Screening / Award history:
Screening History for Linger:
Singapore Short Film Awards, January 2010
Substation’s First Take, Singapore, March 2010
Short Cut Monthly Film Night, Melbourne, April 2010
Caught Short Film Festival, Sydney, June 2010
Harold’s Shorts, Sydney, August 2010
Sinema Showoff! The Oriental Show, Singapore, August 2010
3rd Vancouver Singapore Film Festival, Canada, September 2010
5th Indie Can Film Festival, Toronto, September 2010
Damah Film Festival in Hiroshima, November 2010
Take 4 / 2010 Dawn Breakers International Film Festival, San Diego, November 2010